Monday, May 16, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Texas' bullpen STRUGGLES(and that's being nice), lose last 2 games of the series, lose series versus Seamen
Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Yesterday Wilhelmsen gave up 2 homers and 2 extra base hits and did not record an out. That means his current ERA is INFINITY.
Tollseson blew a save opportunity in the 9th today and his ERA is now 45.
Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: Wilhelmsen was visited on the mound yesterday by the new pitching coach Doug Brocail after getting beat up and not recording an out. Then he beaned the next batter and was thrown out. You gotta think that cane from the dugout. Maybe, right? And then Banny was jawing at the Seamen's manager. In which case, awesome! I cannot wait till we face the Seamen again.
Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: Off to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California, United States of America, Earth, Milky Way (look it up, that's their official name) who I believe are paying Josh Hamiltn $30 million to sit on our bench.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Cole gave up solo HR's in the first 2 innings-and the Rangers' kryptonite Seager hit one of them.
On top of that the Rangers managed ZERO hits through 4 innings and ONE in the game.
Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: Live by the snow falling on Seager, die by the snow falling for on Seager* - he had 1 of the 2 Seamen errors in the Rangers' 3 run 5th inning.
At least the Rangers seem to still be King Felix's kryptonite. How else can you explain a 3-2 lead for the Rangers and the Rangers with only1 hit at that point.
Tolleson had a 3 up 3 down 9th to close the game.
Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes:
After 1 game the Rangers are on pace to:
- go undefeated
- have Prince get 162 hits and 162 RBI's (Prince had the only Rangers hit and RBI in the game)
- have the rest of the lineup go without a hit the whole year
*credit to Chris Berman for borrowing that from him.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Yu is not back yet and we have an unproven 5th starter.
Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: The season is about to start.
Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: It's been a quiet, uneventful offseason and spring training. And there's been no drama. Weird right?
Sunday, February 14, 2016
At least the #NBA doesn't have the all star game determine home court in the finals. What league would be dumb enough to do that? #MLB
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: He's not exactly a spring chicken.
Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: Lewis will eat up innings.
Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: Apparently Yu's brother is entangled in some type of gambling mess. So far it appears Yu has nothing to do with it.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Elvis had 2 errors in the bottom of the 7th. The Rangers had 3 total errors in the inning. Little league teams don't have that many errors in most innings. If a team has 3 errors and gives up the lead in the process that team deserves to lose.
Prince (3 hits in the series) continued his post season struggles all series long.
Questions for Banister:
If you're going to pull Hamels why not put in Gallardo, who has dominated the Blue Jays all year?
And Moreland (0 fer) didn't do anything at the plate. So why not see more of Napoli?
Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: Odor, DeShields, Choo, Gallardo and Hamels played well in the series.
We didn't expect the Rangers to even be in the postseason so this was a bonus, I guess.
Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: And the Rangers did in this series what few teams before them have done: blow a 2-0 lead in a best of 5 series.
What a way to blow/lose a series.
Elvis should offer to give back part of his salary. And Elvis should call Nelson Cruz to see how he dealt with costing the team a series win.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Hamels had a shaky start.
Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: Then Hamels settled in. And the bullpen pitched 7 scoreless innings. Hanser Alberto made up for an early error with the game winning RBI in the 14th.
Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: The Blue Birds' Bautista was besides himself in the 14th when Odor was confirmed safe at 2B. And earlier Josh Donaldson jawed at Kela after hitting a deep fly ball foul. Apparently maybe Donaldson thought Kela quick pitched him. I would simply point out that there's no crying in baseball.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Big deal. It's only the first game of the playoffs.
Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: But now the mighty, mighty Blue Birds have to wine 3 out of the next 4 games.
Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: Cole Hamels can help the Rangers go up 2-0 in a best of 5 series tomorrow, with Beltre hobbled that would be huge.